International Law Office

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Christopher Pease

Taking charge: Commercial Court delivers judgment on its jurisdiction to grant charging orders

Private Client & Offshore Services - British Virgin Islands

The Commercial Court recently confirmed that the BVI courts have jurisdiction to grant charging orders.

David R Hamill

Additional duties proposed on another $300 billion worth of Chinese products

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

Mirroring President Trump's recent threats – which came just days after the Section 301 tariff on List 3 products was increased from 10% to 25% following a breakdown in trade negotiations between the United States and China – the administration has released a fourth list of Chinese-origin products that will be subject to additional duties.

Omolara Oladipo

Propping up insurable interests

Litigation - Canada

A plaintiff recently claimed indemnification under a residential insurance policy when unknown persons broke into her garage and stole items, including prop guns.

Katie Lee

Procedural decisions under PMNOC Regulations: common validity issues and naming of defendants

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

In two recent cases, the Federal Court considered procedural decisions in actions under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations.

Rayan Houdrouge

Stricter language skill requirements for foreign nationals

Immigration - Switzerland
Lenz & Staehelin

The Foreign Nationals Act has been renamed the Foreign Nationals and Integration Act, with effect from 1 January 2019.

Yu Dan

Insurance brokerage market further opened up to foreign investors

Insurance - China
AnJie Law Firm

The China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission plans to abolish two of the requirements that foreign insurance brokerage companies must meet in order to conduct business in China (ie, 30 years of business operation history and $200 million worth of total assets).



Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom


Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA


Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey